The condition implies
swollen veins, particularly in the legs, but may occur elsewhere
also. Veins in the legs contain one-way valves which allow blood
to flow back up towards the heart. If, for instance, muscles of
calves weaken due to poor nutrition, obesity, pregnancy, lack of
physical activity, in old age, after prolonged standing then the
valves fail to function efficiently as a consequence of which
the blood stagnates and collects in the veins, causing swelling.
The veins look like a bunch of tangled ropes, and their
prominence is quite visible. Varicose veins become more
prominent as the person ages and tend to be inherited. These
veins occur in the superficial veins in your legs.
Varicose veins are of three types -
Trunk varicose veins - are
thick, large and usually visible as they are near to the
surface of the skin.
Reticular varicose veins - are
closely grouped together like a network.
Telangiectasia varicose veins -
Those sometimes appear on your face or legs or and are
As a supportive measure, do not let the legs hand down; rather
keep them slightly raised above the thigh-level, by keeping a
cushion or pillow under the feet, making an angle of 60 degree,
so that gravity helps the venous system. Prepare diluted version
of essential oils by mixing base (vegetable) oil to essential
oils of chamomile, cypress or even juniper, and massage the
vericosed veins and areas around, in the upward direction going
from downwards towards the heart side to reduce congestion.
Prepare a dilution of water and tinctures of witch hazel,
Marigold and apply externally over the vericosed area. Lime
Blossom infusion is capable of improving peripheral blood
circulation, whereas Horse chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum) may
be taken in water, or else its tablets. Dosage as 30 drops twice
Herbal treatment can be more effective if regular and
sustainable physical activity is also resorted because both are
complementary to each other.